Admissions Process

At New Hall School we try to make the procedure of applying for a place as straightforward as possible. If you have questions about any aspect of our admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Department who will be pleased to assist, by telephone on 01245 236 098 or by email to

The main entry points to the School are:

Reception - Year 6
Year 7 (age 11+)
Year 9 (age 13+) 
Year 12 (age 16+)

International students, bursaries and scholarships

International students

All overseas students are required to sit entrance examinations, including English, at their current school, with an approved agent, the local British Council office or at New Hall.


New Hall School offers a limited number of means-tested bursaries, of up to 100% of fees. Details are available in the Bursaries & Scholarships Policy, which can be found here. Applications for bursaries must be received by 8 January of the year of entry. For further details, please contact the Finance Department.


Scholarships are available at Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form entry. Scholarship Application Forms will automatically be sent to all registered students. As well as financial scholarships, there are honorary awards available that offer students recognition for their talents and potential which will benefit them throughout their academic careers and into adulthood.

Assessment is based on the New Hall entrance examinations, interview and Headteacher’s report. Preference may be given to boarders and Catholics where candidates of similar ability are being considered.

Most scholarships will have a fee remission attached to them, normally of 10% – one third remission of fees, with some top scholarships awarded at 50% to the highest performers in the academic assessments. All scholarships are net of prompt payment discount. The total value of the scholarships awarded will depend on the available funds. Subject to the availability of funds, an additional means-tested remission up to 100% of fees may be awarded to a recipient of a scholarship, if the fees would otherwise be unaffordable.

Entry to other year groups may be permitted but is subject to availability

The principles relied on in the selection of students for admission are designed to ensure the school will remain a Catholic school. New Hall accepts students of any or no faith. Applications for admission will be considered from parents and guardians who are in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the school and whose child will benefit from the academic curriculum of the school. To read our full Admissions Policy, please click here.

Opening Hours

The Admissions Office is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday


Contact the admissions department
Phone01245 236 098 or 01245 467 588 (option 2)
Mrs Caroline ElderAdmissions Registrar (Nursery and Preparatory Divisions)01245 467 588 (497)
Miss Georgina AngelAdmissions Officer (Girls’ Divisions)01245 467 588 (446)
Miss Lucy BirdAdmissions Officer (Sixth Form)01245 467 588 (468)